last year there was a puppet show I watched in India and The above dolls attracted me a lot. There is easy way of reproducing them. Usually the faces are commercially bought. But it is not a difficult job to stitch a few in fabric.
You can cut out the shape, stitch round and fill it with synthetic filling material.Once you have the basic face and hands it is fun to do the dresses,ornaments and face features depending on which country they belong.The hands can be manipulated with a thin wire insertion, These wires can be bought in a floweriest shop too. Paper mash is another thing to make the mold for faces. Pigma pens can do the features on the face or it can be stitched with chain stitches by hand.
The actual job is to study different face features of different nationalities if you want them to represent the world. The skin colors,hair and the eye and the cloths differ so much. The clothes are universal these days unless we want to create traditional looking ones.But the basic body construction is the same.Is it not a lesson that every human being is same on the inside what ever is the out side may look like. 🙂
I am off to create a few in this holiday.